Karolina Pliskova overcomes Sofia Kenin 6-4 4-6 6-1 in the quarter in Zhengzhou on Friday. Pliskova will try to go further in the tournament when he will face Ajla Tomljanovic in the semifinal.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

The set was pretty even as both sides managed to hold the serve. The only difference was 1 break that Pliskova conquered in the 7th game (4-3) before winning the set (6-4).

2nd set.

The American won the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after dropping her serve in the 7th (3-4) game, The American broke back in the 8th (4-4) and in the 10th (6-4) game before winning the set 6-4.

3rd set.

Pliskova had a strong start of this set after breaking Kenin in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating her break and lead 4-0. Karolina improved her lead after breaking Sofia in the 3rd (3-0) and in the 7th (6-1) game before conquering the set.

A crucial moment of the match was when the Czech won 4 consecutive games in the 3rd set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0.

1st
Pliskova
Kenin
6-4
6
4
5
4
5
3
4
3
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
2nd
Pliskova
Kenin
4-6
4
6
4
5
4
4
4
3
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
3rd
Pliskova
Kenin
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Karolina scored 94 points vs. the American’s 82 points.

The Czech served exceptionally well to win 80% of the points (49/61) behind her first serve. Nonetheless she won only 30% points (9/30) on her second serve. Pliskova fired 18 aces and she committed 4 double faults. Karolina was sharp when converting 50% of the break points that she conquered (5/10). On the other side, Kenin was struggling in finding the solution in converting her break points because she converted only 18% of her break points (2/11). That was one of the key issues for her loss.

After this contest, the head to head between Pliskova and Kenin is 4-0 for Karolina.

Next Match: Karolina Pliskova vs. Ajla Tomljanovic – stats

Pliskova will compete against Tomljanovic in the semifinal.

This will be the 4th time that Karolina Pliskova and Ajla Tomljanovic play each other. The head to head is 3-0 for Pliskova (see full H2H stats), 2-0 on hard.

The last time that they locked horns, Pliskova won 6-3 6-3 in the 2nd round in Rome back in May 2019.

Tennis Scores in Zhengzhou

Upcoming matches

  • Kristina MladenovicMladenovicElina SvitolinaSvitolina (0-0) – See H2H details
  • Karolina PliskovaPliskovaAjla TomljanovicTomljanovic (3-0) – See H2H details

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